Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association

What we do

All parents and guardians of students attending Bedford Modern School automatically become members of the Parents’ Association (membership is free). Parents are encouraged to attend the events that we organise and we welcome help with the planning and running of these events. Joining in our activities gives you the opportunity to meet and socialise with other parents.

The Aims of the Parents’ Association include:

  • Facilitating social interaction between parents and, where appropriate, between parents, governors and staff
  • Supporting the provision of information to parents
  • Engaging in activities which support and advance the education and experience of students
  • Providing funding which might not otherwise be available.

For some new parents, arriving at BMS can be a daunting experience if you do not know anyone. The ‘cosy’ school gates are replaced by the school bus or a swift pick-up from the car park. Getting to know other parents can be a slower process. But one of the fastest ways to establish a whole new social circle is to come along to PA events and meet some of the wider school community.

We hold three Committee Meetings per term which are held on one of the first Tuesdays back after school term commences. These are full committee meetings that discuss all of the various events and activities we run as well as the finances and are attended as well by the Headmaster and the Head of the Junior School. In addition we plan to host some more informal PA ‘get-togethers’ once a term in order for you to meet the team in a more casual setting. We would welcome your attendance at either of these. You do not have to be able to make every meeting, nor do you have to volunteer for a specific role. Many of our PA volunteers work and are not always available for all events, therefore we have a bank of parents who we rely heavily on. If you feel you have ideas to share, or time to spare please do come along. We are a friendly bunch and would love to see representation on the PA from all year groups and we are always looking for people to volunteer to get their year groups together in a social setting.

Please see our Welcome Letter for some further information as well as details of our next meeting and read details about the Parents’ Association 500 Club and find out more about the Nearly New Shop by clicking on the relevant links.

To view the Summer 50/50 draw results click here.

If you have any questions at all about the BMSPA please do email us at